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Artificial Intelligence with Power BI

By : Mary-Jo Diepeveen
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Artificial Intelligence with Power BI

By: Mary-Jo Diepeveen

Overview of this book

The artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in Power BI enable organizations to quickly and easily gain more intelligent insights from unstructured and structured data. This book will teach you how to make use of the many AI features available today in Power BI to quickly and easily enrich your data and gain better insights into patterns that can be found in your data. You’ll begin by understanding the benefits of AI and how it can be used in Power BI. Next, you’ll focus on exploring and preparing your data for building AI projects and then progress to using prominent AI features already available in Power BI, such as forecasting, anomaly detection, and Q&A. Later chapters will show you how to apply text analytics and computer vision within Power BI reports. This will help you create your own Q&A functionality in Power BI, which allows you to ask FAQs from another knowledge base and then integrate it with PowerApps. Toward the concluding chapters, you’ll be able to create and deploy AutoML models trained in Azure ML and consume them in Power Query Editor. After your models have been trained, you’ll work through principles such as privacy, fairness, and transparency to use AI responsibly. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned when and how to enrich your data with AI using the out-of-the-box AI capabilities in Power BI.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: AI Fundamentals
Part 2: Out-of-the-Box AI Features
Part 3: Create Your Own Models

Understanding natural language processing

Before we can explore how to create the Q&A visual in Power BI, let's first try to understand what it actually does and what its purpose is. For that, we need to discuss the term natural language. While on the subject of natural language, we'll learn what the most important data requirements are for natural language Q&A on your data to work.

Using natural language in programs

The number of tools that integrate with natural language models is increasing. What is this natural language that is advertised everywhere? Let's explore the idea and purpose of natural language.

The basic premise of natural language is that we want to make it more intuitive for people to work with programs. Instead of us having to learn how to explore data with SQL or how to create a line chart with Power BI, the idea is that we can say what we want and the program will do the work for us.

In other words, we want programs to work with...